Melania Trump dances with kids, feeds baby elephant during Kenya visit

Melania Trump arrives in Malawi, 2nd stop on her Africa tour

The First Lady was photographed wearing a Pith helmet, also known as a safari helmet, while traipsing around the Nairobi National Park on Friday afternoon, where she was also photographed feeding orphaned baby elephants.

Melania Trump briefly lost her footing when a baby elephant startled her with a sudden move, but the first lady was anything but out of step when children at an orphanage welcomed her to their home with African song and dance.

The first lady began her trip in Ghana and then visited Malawi before heading to Kenya.

Even though some anxious that previous statements made by her husband, President Donald Trump, would affect Trump's visit, one resident said the complete opposite.

Melania read a story to the same group of children with applauses as another child read a story about the "lion and the mouse". She plans to meet with Kenya's first lady and take in a performance at Nairobi National Theater.

Mrs Kenyatta runs the Beyond Zero campaign, a health initiative for expectant women while Mrs Trump launched Be Best initiative to improve the welfare of children.

US First Lady Melania Trump arrived in Kenya on Thursday night, to a busy schedule of the East African nation, before heading to Egypt.

While petting of the baby elephants, a calf run in her direction apparently startled by her touch - momentarily unsettling her.

Trump joins other first ladies - including Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama - in embarking on solo trips to Africa.

The first lady was greeted by students with a song, Fox News reported: "We are happy today to see you".

She is on her first visit to Africa and her first extended solo worldwide trip as first lady.

On January 23, 2017, days after his inauguration, US President Donald Trump reinstated a policy that saw US funding cut for foreign charities that provide abortions - even if abortion is legal in that country.

Following the school visit, Mrs. Trump met with Ambassador Virginia Palmer and the Embassy staff, thanking them for their service on behalf of the United States and their continued efforts in Malawi.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

France raises questions over disappearance of Interpol chief
Meng's wife, who has remained in Lyon with their children according to police sources, was receiving protection, it said. His duties in China would have put him in close proximity to former leaders, some who had fallen afoul of Xi's campaign.

F1: Lewis Hamilton wins Japanese GP, Sebastian Vettel finishes sixth
Vettel managed one run on slicks between pitting to get rid of intermediates and the rain coming back, but ran off-track at Spoon. Ricciardo was now the man on the move, having moved from 15th to 10th before the safety vehicle .

Martin Keown states his prediction for Liverpool FC v Man City
The City boss said: "The best way to protect the bus is for the Liverpool fans to be as Liverpool fans supposedly are". Salah remains an excellent player and will score goals in the future.

Grassley: Secret FBI report ‘found no hint’ of Kavanaugh misconduct
Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who's considered the most vulnerable member of her party, announced Thursday she is a no vote. Democrats claimed throughout the week that the FBI's additional background check was not sufficient due to its limited scope.

Melania Trump arrives in Ghana
The dungeons that I saw ... what happened so many years ago, it's really a tragedy". She added that the castle is a "special place". Other stops include Malawi, Kenya and Egypt.

Trump calls Kavanaugh allegations 'scary time' for men
The fourth, Deborah Ramirez , accuses Kavanaugh of thrusting his exposed penis in her face at a college party. It doesn't necessarily have to be a woman", Trump said.

Police report reveals Brett Kavanaugh allegedly threw ice during bloody bar fight
The bar fight report comes amid Kavanaugh's testimony in which he challenged claims that suggested he was a "sloppy drunk". The big banana-shaped sofa on the set of "Fox & Friends" has nearly always been safe space for President Donald Trump .

Paul Scholes on ’embarrassing’ Jose Mourinho: Manchester United legend’s tirade in full
We have Newcastle before the league stops [for the global break] and after that we have Chelsea and Juventus in three days.

Diplomats' same-sex partners denied USA visas
The organization recommended that partners living in New York City "consider getting married in City Hall" before December 31. Diplomats can still obtain visas for their partners if they get married, including if they do so while in the United States.

'A Scary Time for Young Men.' President Trump Decries Sexual Assault Allegations
Judge Kavanaugh's defenders counter that the accusations against him risk making the man a professional and social pariah. President Donald Trump has told reporters that it is a "difficult" and "scary" time for young men in the US.

American, Japanese win Nobel for cancer research
His drug, known commercially as Yervoy, became the first to extend the survival of patients with late-stage melanoma. T-cells are a type of white blood cell that play a central role in the body's natural immunity to disease.

Musk Sees "Victory" Tuesday, SEC Deal: Tesla Jumps
Musk said that he had " funding secured " for a buyout of the electric-car company at $420 a share, reports The New York Times. Musk and Tesla must each pay $20 million in fines , which will be distributed to traders who were harmed by the tweets.

Federal Bureau of Investigation reaches out to second Kavanaugh accuser
It has been from the beginning, and we're letting the Senate continue to dictate what the terms look like". The only official description of parameters has come from Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles E.

Trains stopped as strong typhoon nears
The storm has disrupted air travel, with an unspecified number of flights suspended Sunday, according to public broadcaster NHK. East Japan Railway Co. shut down all of its train services in the Tokyo Metropolitan area around 8 p.m.

Trump Says He 'Could Be Persuaded' By Kavanaugh Hearing Thursday
Ford subjected herself to the test if she had no intention of coming forward publicly with her allegations. The pitched battle over Kavanaugh added to perceptions of Washington as paralyzed by partisan rancor.

Other news